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The List: 9 Most Endangered Buildings of 2020

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Columbus Landmarks has released its annual Most Endangered Buildings list, highlighting nine buildings that are at risk of being demolished, redeveloped, or simply left to sit vacant and deteriorate.

This year’s list features buildings from many different eras and neighborhoods, encompassing a range of different architectural styles. Urban neighborhoods like Franklinton and Linden are represented, as are suburban areas like Northwest Columbus and the Far East side.

The oldest building on the list was built in the 1880s, while the youngest dates to 1970.

Here’s the full list, with addresses and owners:

Former Lazarus Kingsdale

Year Built: 1970
Address: 3180 Kingsdale Center, Upper Arlington, OH 43221
Original Building Use: Department Store
Owner: The Kroger Company

Photo by Richard W. Burry.

St. Therese’s Retreat Center

Year Built: 1931
Address: 5277 E. Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43213
Owner: Catholic Diocese of Columbus

Photo by Richard W. Burry.

South Side Learning and Development Center

Year Built: 1926
Address: 253 Reeb Avenue, Columbus, OH 43207
Original Building Use: Day Nursery
Owner: City of Columbus 

Photo by Richard W. Burry.

Nagy Brothers Shoe Repair

Year Built: 1948
Address: 1725 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, OH 43207
Original Building Use: Service Station, Bakery
Owner: Joseph A. Nagy, Trustee

Photo by Richard W. Burry.

Historic Sheep Farmhouse

Year Built: c1880s
Address: 2425 W. Case Rd., Columbus, OH 
Original Building Use: Residence
Owner: City of Columbus

Church of Christ of Apostolic Faith

Year Built: 1965
Address: 1200 Brentnell Ave., Columbus, OH 43219
Owner: Church of Christ of Apostolic Faith

Photo by Richard W. Burry.

Cleve Theatre

Year Built: 1938
Address: 1750 Cleveland Ave., Columbus, OH  43211
Owner: Joshuas Integrity LLC

Photo by Richard W. Burry.

Holy Family School

Year Built: 1913
Address: 57 S. Grubb St., Columbus, OH 43215
Owner: Catholic Diocese of Columbus
Original Use: School

Photo by Richard W. Burry.

C&O Roundhouse

Year Built: 1927
Address: 2600 Parsons Ave.
Owner: CSX Transportation

Photo by Richard W. Burry.

For more information on each of the buildings, see columbuslandmarks.org.

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